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Odd Jobs

How to Have Fun and Make Money in a Bad Economy

Published by Skyhorse
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

“I love this book.”—Seth Godin, author of Purple Cow and 18 other international bestsellers

Here is a book for every curious, courageous, or desperate, person who’s willing to set convention aside to earn a living. From fashioning balloon animals to promoting liquor brands to picking berries in Australia, this easy-to-read, entertaining book takes a candid look at over a hundred jobs that don’t require you to sit in an office eight hours a day, five days a week, including:

  • Bike messenger
  • Dog walker
  • Personal shopper
  • Virtual assistant
  • Selling books online
  • Mascot
  • Face Painting
  • Cater waiter
  • Beekeeper
  • English teacher abroad
  • Soap maker
  • And much more!

For each job listed, there is a summary of what the position entails; potential pay and hours; start-up costs; qualifications necessary; and more. Interspersed throughout are insiders’ accounts of odd job experiences sure to give you an honest and amusing picture of what you might encounter. Yes, this is fun reading, but it is more—a chance to change your life!

About The Author

Abigail R. Gehring is the author or editor of more than a dozen books including Back to BasicsHomesteadingThe Illustrated Encyclopedia of Country Living, and Classic Candy. She enjoys writing, gardening, experimenting in the kitchen, and spending time with family. She lives with her husband and two children in an 1800s farmstead they are restoring in Marlboro, Vermont.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Skyhorse (June 1, 2012)
  • Length: 240 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781616086190

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